Latika Menon

Associate Professor Email: Phone: 617.373.4530


Ph.D., Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India, 1997

Area(s) of Expertise

Experimental Nanophysics

Research Interests

Our research program is interdisciplinary at the interface of nanomaterials, physics, engineering and biology. The main focus is on the development of nanomaterials for applications in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, spintronics, energy applications and biology. Current research interests are in the area of nanoporous alumina templates for synthesis of nanowire arrays, titania nanotubes for energy applications and spintronics, GaN and related nanowires for electronic and spintronic applications and Au nanowires for neuronal interfacing.

Lab Website


118 Dana Research Center

Tables turn as nature imitates art

When asso­ciate pro­fessor of physics Latika Menon peered under the elec­tron micro­scope last fall, she didn’t dis­cov­er art imi­tating nature, rather she found nature imi­tating art.